“Like I’m almost apologizing”: A Romantic Scene in Tulsa King Turned into a Depressing One For Sylvester Stallone

Sylvester Stallone found out what happens when the thin line between reality and fiction starts to disappear for a moment.

"Like I'm almost apologizing": A Romantic Scene in Tulsa King Turned into a Depressing One For Sylvester Stallone

SUMMARY

  • Sylvester Stallone recalls the moment he felt a bit too depressed while filming for his show, ‘Tulsa King.’
  • The depressive feelings were because of a scene that gave him a reality check about his age.
  • Stallone does not believe in “acting your age” and states that he is still in touch with his inner child.
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Sylvester Stallone is one of the finest men that Hollywood has to offer, and we are not just talking about his stellar acting skills. The man has always had a “broody and dangerous” look going for him that many would find attractive, even today. Clearly, age is not a construct when it comes to crushing on him. However, it did make Sylvester Stallone feel a little depressed once.

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Sylvester Stallone in a still from Tulsa King
Sylvester Stallone in a still from Tulsa King

Sylvester Stallone has been a part of many television shows, but Paramount+’s Tulsa King marked his very first TV lead role. The actor plays the role of Dwight Manfredi, a Mafia boss who just served 25 years in prison. Quiet on brand, isn’t it? While it seems like Sylvester Stallone was made for the series, it also became the reason behind him feeling quite depressed.

How A Romantic Scene Turned Depressing for Sylvester Stallone

Tulsa King season 1 episode 1
Tulsa King season 1 episode 1

In the first episode of Tulsa King, Sylvester Stallone’s Dwight Manfredi met Stacy Beale (Andrea Savage), who was in the middle of a bachelorette party. After successfully impressing Stacy, the two go back to his hotel room to enjoy a night of intimacy. Later, she finds out that Dwight is old enough to be her father and not twenty years younger, like she had initially thought. Clearly appalled by the revelation, Stacy quickly leaves the room, leaving Dwight behind.

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This was the very scene that ended up making Stallone a bit depressed. Why? Well, it was because he was the same age in real life as his character was in reel life.

In a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Stallone revealed that while it was flattering to be the oldest person on set, it was also a bit disheartening. Talking about the scene with Savage, he stated,

“I kind of felt kind of how I played it. Like, I’m almost apologizing — I’m sorry. I didn’t know. It crept on me that fast. I’m the oldest guy on the show’s set. I could be some of these people’s grandfather. So [the scene] was quite flattering and also quite depressing.”

It looks like Stallone just got himself a reality check while filming Tulsa King.

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Sylvester Stallone is All about Embracing His Inner Kid

Sylvester Stallone as Dwight Manfredi
Sylvester Stallone as Dwight Manfredi

You may believe that since Stallone is well into his seventies, the actor must be very mature in his personal life. While that may be true, he admits that there is nothing wrong with being immature and being in touch with your inner child. He simply doesn’t believe in the quote, “Act your age.”

When THR asked Stallone if he felt his age, the Rocky actor had the perfect reply.

“I feel very immature. I’ve always been averse to the quote “Act your age.” Or “Age gracefully.” How do you age gracefully? There’s nothing graceful about you. The older I get, the more I try to embrace my inner kid.”

Of course, Stallone isn’t the same action legend we saw him be during his younger days in Hollywood. His body has aged, but his injuries are the only things making him feel his age, nothing else.

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“The only way I really feel my age is because I’ve had so many injuries. I’ve had five back operations, three neck fusions, both shoulders done, knees, ankles, fist — you name it. It’s been more than 25 times that I’ve been put out. So that I feel. But after I warm up, I feel really good. I don’t run out of gas.”

Clearly, Stallone is not yet done with his time in the entertainment industry. As he puts it, he still has a lot of gas in him and a ton of years ahead of him. We can’t wait to see where Stallone’s career takes him next.

You can stream Tulsa King on Paramount+.

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Written by Mishkaat Khan

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